Motorola Promises the Release of Droid Bionic ICS Update within SeptemberGeneral

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  1. MichaelbB

    MichaelbB New Member

  2. freedomfighter

    freedomfighter Well-Known Member

    They also promised early Q3
  3. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member

    what will ics do for my phone?
  4. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    Funny, I can't remember much about GB. I do remember loving ICS once I flashed the first leak.

    One thing for certain, my phone clocked at 1.2GHz automatically, rather than the 1.0 I got with GB. Also, if you are a webtop user (either via lapdock or HDMI cable to a HDTV or monitor), it changes the webtop version to match what ICS tablets look like. It does do away with Firefox, however.

    Other than that - I can't remember specifics, just that after flashing the ICS leak thinking that I really enjoyed what felt like a new phone.
  5. wildkitten

    wildkitten Well-Known Member

    Well, I never figured we would get ICS until Razr's ICS bugs were fixed first. Since the 2 models are so similar, the only real difference being the screen, any bugs that have plagued the Razr on ICS would be seen on the Bionic, so hindsight being 20/20, I'm glad they were th guinea pigs.
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  6. chmodx

    chmodx Well-Known Member

    All that an ICS release will create is people bitching about when the Jelly Bean update will arrive(provided the Bionic qualifies).

    All I know is--if you want ICS, get one of the leaks. They're going to be the exact same thing as the OTA for most normal users. I'm waiting at least a year before I buy another phone. ICS kind of ruined Android for me, the widget process is absurd, GPS toggles being a security issue, etc. If I wanted Android dumbed down so it takes longer I'd have bought a damn iphone.

    Rant complete :)
  7. x026092

    x026092 Well-Known Member

    If it's not out in September, I'm sure we'll get it in October.....or November.....but jelly bean will be out by December...
  8. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

    Oh im sure Verizon is pushing hard on this. Improve lte and lockout gsm has got to be high on vzw list; right up there with trick people out of unlimited data.
  9. DDave

    DDave Well-Known Member

    Lets PRAY it will resolve data drops... ;)
  10. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    The .232 leak completely resolved my drops
  11. DevilDogMP

    DevilDogMP New Member

    Trust me it's coming out in september
  12. xiteg79

    xiteg79 Well-Known Member

    I have the same leak and it also resolved my data drops. It actually made it seem like I have a new phone. I really do not have any issues but the damn maps loves to chew at my battery. Have to force close it.
  13. x026092

    x026092 Well-Known Member

    Well we are more then a week in to September.....still waiting. If they spent more time working & less time talking, we would have jb by now.
  14. freedomfighter

    freedomfighter Well-Known Member

    be patient
  15. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    I took the average time between OTA releases on the Bionic and came up with the projected release date of September 12, 2012 for ICS.

    Externally it seems positive to me. Motorola does its work and finally turns it over to Verizon for their approval. Verizon then works on getting their pre-installed software checked out on the new base.

    (The way to make the Verizon work happen faster is to get them to minimize the amount of pre-installed software. It must be working for them because they keep doing it.)

    There are some people who think "magic should happen" and the updates should be created instantaneous and released bug-free to millions of people.


    ... Thom
  16. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    You Could just use a different launcher. Go Launcher is better than any Moto stock launcher any way.
  17. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Well-Known Member

    I'm ready.
    I'm running tablets that make me want ICS on my Bionic big time.

    This is a great phone, and shouldn't be held back by Gingerbread.
  18. dautley

    dautley VIP Member VIP Member

    I'm going to guess .242 goes to soak on the 13th or 14th, and rolls out as the ota sometime during the week of the 17th.
  19. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    It won't be 6.7.242 (it might be identical but it won't have that number).

    5.9.905 was a simultaneous soak test and partial release at the same time.

    ... Thom
  20. Maddog241

    Maddog241 Well-Known Member

    Are you saying that Verizon rejected 6.7.242 ?
  21. x026092

    x026092 Well-Known Member

    That was my advise back in July.....but now it's September...time to kick it in gear moto/VZW.... Ics has between out since December.
  22. dautley

    dautley VIP Member VIP Member

    I'm betting it will be .242
    .905 was available around the second week of May if you knew where to look but wasn't SOAKed/pushed out OTA till around the middle of June.:)

    Unofficial super secret word out in some places is Verizon was to make a decision to accept or reject .242 by the end of last week, so if they accepted it soak should start in one to two weeks, maybe even a simultaneous partial release at the same like with .905
    If it wasn't accepted we probably won't see ICS in Sept. :(
  23. Maddog241

    Maddog241 Well-Known Member

    Everything I have seen in multiple places indicates that .242 is very solid, in fact way better than the released Razr build, and should be accepted for OTA.
  24. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    No I wasn't. I have no idea what the status of 6.7.nnn is within Verizon.

    ... Thom
  25. Maddog241

    Maddog241 Well-Known Member

    Then, what did you mean when you said it won't be 6.7.242? Why won't it be that number? That is the last build that is/was in testing at Verizon according to multiple people. I don't understand.

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